St Johnstone manager Steve Lomas has been given a suspended two-match ban for comments made about Ross County player Richard Brittain.
The Northern Irishman accused the midfielder of “cheating” following the Saints’ 2-1 win in Dingwall on September 22.
Striker Rowan Vine was sent off for an altercation with Brittain, leading to Lomas’ remarks.
"Brittain's reaction was an absolute scandal," he said at the time.
"He is a very good player but for him to go down like that to try to get a player sent off? He should be disgusted with himself.
"He is meant to be a competitive midfield enforcer but he should be embarrassed with what he did. For me it's cheating."
A hearing of the Scottish FA’s judicial panel on Thursday imposed the punishment on Lomas, which will remain in place until the end of the season.
The former West Ham United midfielder was ruled to have breached rule 71, which states: "A recognised football body, club, official, team official, other member of team staff, player or other person under the jurisdiction of the Scottish FA shall, at all times, act in the best interests of association football.
"Furthermore such person or body shall not act in any manner which is improper or use any one, or a combination of, violent conduct, serious foul play, threatening, abusive or indecent or insulting words or behaviour."